GCP at Roger Rocka’s
Good Company Players
ROGER ROCKA’S DINNER THEATER
For Tickets Call (559) 266-9494 or Toll Free (800) 371-4747
On Stage July 17th – September 14th:
Good Company Players presents
WEST SIDE STORY
Good Company Players opens the Tony Award-winning West Side Story at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater on July 17, 2014.
Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and set in the upper West Side of New York City in the mid-1950’s, West Side Story centers around two rival street gangs struggling for control of their neighborhood. With libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story is a timeless look at the cycle of prejudice and vengeance that haunts the human race. This beautiful and riveting musical is one you’ll want to share with the whole family.
West Side Story opens to escalating hostilities on turf controlled by the mostly Caucasian Jets. The Puerto Rican Sharks are encroaching on the neighborhood. Warfare begins almost teasingly but quickly becomes an all-out brawl, which is broken up by the goon-like, Officer Krupke (JACOB PHELEN) and Lieutenant Schrank (DANIEL SUTHERLAND). Feeling the need to re-establish control of the block, The Jets leader, Riff (DANIEL LAJUNE), plans to challenge the Sharks leader, Bernardo (EDGAR GONZALEZ), to a rumble to settle the issue at the neighborhood dance. Riff goes to his friend and former gang member, Tony (JORDAN LITZ), to ask him to back him up at the rumble. Tony is reluctant and wants no more of the gang but is loyal to his friend and agrees to go with him one last time. At the dance, the challenge takes the form of a dance-off between Bernardo and his girlfriend, Anita (MARISA SANCHEZ), and Riff and his girlfriend, Velma (ABIGAIL NOLTE). Tony sees nothing but Bernardo’s sister, Maria (NATALIE NIELSEN). Smitten, they dance, ending with a kiss. Bernardo sees them, becomes angry, and sends Maria home with Chino (GIOVANNI NAVARRO). With a personal score now to settle, Bernardo quickly agrees to the rumble. Tony is determined to stop the fight and he attempts to intervene, enraging Bernardo and distracting Riff with fatal results. With one of the most beautiful scores in the history of the American musical, and a story of timeless struggle and romance, West Side Story is an experience not to be missed. RATED PG
- Performs Thursdays through Sundays, with two shows most Sundays
- Contact & Hours – 266-9494 or 800-371-4747; open Tuesday – Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.
- Location - Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon, at Olive and Wishon in The Tower District.
- Thursdays - A sumptuous buffet begins service at 5:30 p.m., with a Pre-Show featuring Good Company Players’ Junior Company at 7:00 and the performance at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday & Saturday - A mouth-watering served meal begins service at 5:30 p.m., with the Pre-Show at 7:30 p.m. and the performance at 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday matinee - A hearty brunch buffet begins service at 11 a.m., with the Pre-Show at 1 p.m. and the performance at 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday evening - This delectable buffet begins service at 5:00 p.m., with the Pre-Show at 7:00 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursdays, & Sundays - Buffet & Show - $46.00 per person; Show Only - $29.00, Student/Senior $43.00
- Friday & Saturday – Served Meal & Show - $50.00; Show Plus (includes the show, 1 dessert, 1 drink, tax and tip) - $37.00.
- Student Rush - $16 for Show Only with valid student ID. Available 15 minutes before showtime, subject to availability.
- Packages - There are add-ons available to fit your budget and designed to save you money on beverages, desserts, tax and tip. Ask the box office staff!
- Special Rates - Ask about kids, student, senior, military and group rates.
- Groups of 16 or more are eligible for discounts and should call Group Sales at 559-266-9493 for information and reservations.